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English definition of “scanner”

scanner

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈskænər/
IT a machine that makes images of pictures and documents that are then stored on a computer system: an image scanner
IT, COMMERCE a machine that reads information and puts it into a computer system: a barcode scanner
→ See also flatbed scanner, price scanner
(Definition of scanner from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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